Friday, February 5, 2016

One Word 2016

If you happened to hop on Twitter at the start of the year you were bound to see #oneword2016 trending a few times. It seems like instead of resolutions people are jumping on the idea to chose a word to make your central focus of 2016. 

If you haven't heard about One Word, check it out!

The staff and students at Christie Elementary are no exception. Mr. Steele challenged each teacher to come up with their one word for 2016. 

I asked my 3rd grade IE group about resolutions and goals.Their experience with resolutions was pretty limited to their parents stating that they resolve to hit the gym or eat healthy in 2016. I told them about the One Word challenge and allowed them to explore examples by looking at what their teachers had chosen and why. Then, they were tasked with writing about their own personal one word for 2016 and turning their paragraph into a video either using the green screen or Chatterpix. 

One Word Example

The kids enjoied their experience and have really stuck to their words. It's always nice to hear another student say, "Remember, your word is helpful. Will you help me?" That is usually followed by a slight eye roll and then a smile, "sure."

With only 1 month down and 11 to go it's not too late to chose a word yourself!